Biography - Samuel Grubbs

Samuel M. GRUBBS, banker, Litchfield, was born in Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., Ill., in 1835, where he was educated in the public schools. At the age of twenty-two, he engaged in general merchandising in the town of his birth, and continued with fair success until the close of the war, when he sold his stock and came to Litchfield, where, in partnership with R. H. PEALL, he engaged in mercantile pursuits, they having bought the business of J. W. JEFFERIS; the firm afterward became Jefferis & Grubbs. Our subject sold to Mr. JEFFERIS in 1868, and became a partner in the private banking house of Brewer, Seymour & Co., which became the firm of Brewer & Grubbs in 1880. Since January, 1869, Mr. GRUBBS has given exclusive attention to banking. In 1857, he married Miss Mary, daughter of William BREWER, whose sketch appears elsewhere. In 1874, Mr. GRUBBS, by an independent ticket, was elected Mayor of Litchfield; prior to this, he was City Treasurer. He is a Steward and Trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The father of our subject was Moody GRUBBS, a native of Virginia, who moved to Todd County, Ky., when a young man. He married Miss Cynthia BOONE, of Bowling Green, Ky.; she was a great-niece of Daniel BOONE. Moody GRUBBS came to Hillsboro, Ill., in about 1833, and died four years later; he was a brick-mason by trade; his wife still survives, in her eighty-eighth year.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 144-145.

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